The 2019 ACM Awards start at 8PM ET on Sunday (April 7), and this is your official invitation to the pre-party. It's very casual — in fact, slippers and sweatpants are recommended!

Taste of Country's first-ever ACM Awards Live Tailgate Show promises red carpet fashion analysis, celebrity couples, predictions and an exclusive interview with host Reba McEntire who'll dish on preparing her monologue. Interviews with Trisha Yearwood and LoCash are also going to be included during this hour-long livestream on Taste of Country's YouTube channel. Along the way we'll celebrate the Top 5 ACM moments of all time and the best looks from stars like Carrie Underwood.

ToC News host Ania Hammar will host the show from the That's What She Said studio, but she'll have help. Singer, songwriter and This Nashville Life podcast host Kelleigh Bannen has agreed to share her experiences from country music awards shows past and talk about some of her fashion faves from 2019, plus whose performance she's looking forward to seeing. Expect an exclusive performance from her, as well — it all gets you ready for the start of the CBS broadcast where Chris Stapleton, Dan + Shay and Kacey Musgraves are the favorites with the most nominations.

The best part of the ACM Awards pre-show livestream may be your chance to interact with the hosts. There will be plenty of time in between the pre-recorded interviews to ask questions or dictate the direction of the show. We simply ran out of room for interviews with Chris Janson, Dierks Bentley and Cassadee Pope, but if you demand it, who are we to say no? Bookmark this page and check back a few minutes before 7PM ET on Sunday for the start of the ACM Awards Live Tailgate Show. Then, stick around. Maybe we can watch the show together?

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